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Minutemen

Minutemen was a band formed during the first wave of hardcore punk in the late 70s/early 80s. D. Boon was the frontmanaswell as the guitarist, Mike Watt played bass, and George Hurley was the drummer. The band's name derives fromtheirtendency to play extremely short songs, and possible a reference to the military term. Although they were concise, theywererarely simple. Boon's guitar solos were complemented by Watt's melodic and dextrous basslines, while Hurley laid downthebeats. The band expanded from straight-up punk over the course of its discography, adding influences from funk andthat ...read more

Minutemen was a band formed during the first wave of hardcore punk in the late 70s/early 80s. D. Boon was the frontmanaswell as the guitarist, Mike Watt played bass, and George Hurley was the drummer. The band's name derives fromtheirtendency to play extremely short songs, and possible a reference to the military term. Although they were concise, theywererarely simple. Boon's guitar solos were complemented by Watt's melodic and dextrous basslines, while Hurley laid downthebeats. The band expanded from straight-up punk over the course of its discography, adding influences from funk andthatearliest form of protest music: American folk. Sadly, D. Boon was killed in a car accident in 1985 and Minutemenwasdisbanded. Watt and Hurley reformed with fIREHOSE, which is a great band in its own right. But it will never be quite thesamewithout D. Boon. « hide

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LPs
3-Way Tie (For Last)
1985

3.6
64 Votes
Double Nickels on the Dime
1984

4.5
530 Votes
What Makes a Man Start Fires?
1983

4.1
156 Votes
The Punch Line
1981

3.7
88 Votes
EPs
Project Mersh
1985

3.7
23 Votes
Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
1983

4.1
64 Votes
Bean-Spill
1982

3.7
16 Votes
Joy
1981

4
19 Votes
Paranoid Time
1980

4.2
49 Votes
Live Albums
Ballot Result
1987

3.9
7 Votes
Compilations
The Politics of Time
1984

3.2
15 Votes

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